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Infused Water

We all know that drinking water is the best thing for our bodies and I do struggle with getting enough water but since I’m actually finally learning to like water and really work on getting 64 oz a day and since 95% of my friends and are addicted to Diet Coke, plain water isn’t that appealing to them.

I don’t drink pop I never did.

Maybe….. a bit of Ginger ale or a squirt if I wasn’t feeling well

Water is the ultimate purifier, replenisher, and hydrator for all organs in our bodies.

It aids in all functions of our body and helps to flush out toxins.

It is recommended to drink at least 8 glasses of water which equals 64 ounces every single day!

Adding fresh fruits and herbs adds minerals and vitamins to water and increases the nutritional benefits. It also makes it taste refreshing, slightly sweet, and delicious!

Lemons – a natural detoxifier and aids with bloating and fluid retention

Cucumber – help cool the inflammatory response in body. Hydrates body, reduces puffiness and bloating, and flushes toxins.

Mint – soothes the stomach and reduces inflammation

Watermelon – high in lycopene and antioxidants

Lime – helps with digestion and natural detoxifier

Basil – anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits

Strawberries – high in antioxidants and boost immunity

Cantaloupe – great skin and hair benefits

Pineapple – has digestive enzymes that aid in digestion

Blueberries – the healthiest fruit on the planet, high in antioxidants

Peaches – high vitamin C content is beneficial for the skin

Oranges – high in Vitamin C and helps to alkalize the body

Recipe

Ingredients

Spa Fruit Infused Detox Water:

Ultimate Detoxifier:

• Cucumber + Lemon + Mint Leaves

Sweet Watermelon:

• Watermelon + Mint Leaves + Basil

Strawberry Basil:

• Strawberry + Orange + Basil

Pineapple Mint:

• Pineapple + Mint Leaves

Blueberry Peach:

• Blueberries + Peaches

Raspberry Lime:

• Raspberries + Lime + Basil

Cantaloupe Cucumber:

• Cantaloupe + Cucumber

Fruit Virgin Sangria:

• Peaches + Blueberries + Strawberries + Mint + Lemon + Lime + Watermelon + Pineapple + Oranges

Instructions

1. Fill pitcher with ice cold water.

2. Add fresh fruits and herbs. Herbs have a very strong flavor so a little goes a long way. Use sparingly.

3. Let chill and infuse for at least 30 minutes in refrigerator.

4. Lasts for up to 2-3 days. Lemons, oranges, limes, and cucumbers will last longer. Berries will start to disintegrate within 1-2 days.

5. Enjoy ice cold.

Author:

The body always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is listening and doing what your body needs. I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in 2012, Avascular Necrosis aka Osteonecrosis in my knee in 2014 and Factor V Leiden hetero, and Spondylolisthesis 2016 Health Advocate-Health Activist-World Changer Love photography, cooking, hiking, walking ,traveling and learning to live a new normal since my diagnosis. My Links Facebook Main Profile https://www.facebook.com/debbie.briglovichandio Main Blog www.ChronicallyGratefulDebla.com Twitter - https://twitter.com/debbiea001 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/debbiea_1962 and https://www.instagram.com/chronicallygratefulme Support Group Avascular Necrosis/Osteonecrosis Support Int’l https://m.facebook.com/groups/DeadBoneDiseaseAvn Awareness for Avascular Necrosis & Other Conditions of The Bone and Joints https://www.facebook.com/AvascularNecrosisAndBoneDiseaseAwareness/ Avascular Necrosis Awareness Day November 29 – working with elected officials to get this recognized in all states https://www.facebook.com/AwarenessByDebla/ Avascular Necrosis-Osteonecrosis Knowledge and Education https://www.facebook.com/AvascularNecrosisEducation/ Facebook Link https://m.facebook.com/ChronicallyGrateful.Me/

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